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The Lion King

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    83
    from 4 reviewers
  • The Lion King
    2019
    118 min
    PG
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Jon Favreau

    Actors: Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver, James Earl Jones, John Kani

    Plot: After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

    Disc Release Date: 22 October 2019

    • Video
      93
    • Audio
      86
    • Extra
      72
    • Movie
      70

    all scores

    • Video
      100
    • A fabulous, absolutely reference presentation

    • Audio
      80
    • Suitably engulfing during the more exciting sequences

    • Extra
      80
    • A decent selection of extras

    • Movie
      70
    • It would be easy to believe they just fed the 1994 film into a computer that replaced the cartoon images with CG 'real-life' equivalents

    • Total
      80
    • Visually stunning, The Lion King is a perfectly serviceable, possibly even good, movie, but nonetheless can't inspire the same feelings as the classic original.

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      100
    • A well-rounded visual delight awaits with Disney's 2160p/HDR UHD release of The Lion King. The film was reportedly photographed at a resolution of 6.5K but finished at 2K, unsurprising considering the...

    • Audio
      80
    • The Lion King's Dolby Atmos soundtrack delivers a fairly hearty and robust listen, with some limitations in the form of low volume and compressed dynamics, though the latter is not a serious problem. With...

    • Extra
      60
    • The Lion King's UHD disc contains no extras, but the bundled Blu-ray includes several: featurettes, music videos, a commentary, and more. Note that the introduction, commentary, and the Sing Along functionality...

    • Movie
      50
    • Of all of Disney's live-action re-takes on its most popular animated evergreens -- from Cinderella to Beauty and the Beast -- it's The Lion King that must have posed the most technical, narrative, and...

    • Total
      80
    • Most reactions to The Lion King will probably come down to a simple, "it was OK." There's not a lot here of value, narratively to be sure. The film recycles the classic story with complex 3-D digital models...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      100
    • The future king fights for the Ultra HD kingdom with a spectacularly gorgeous  HEVC H.265 encode by his side, showcasing several demo-worthy moments that make this an awesome upgrade over its Blu-ray brethren....

    • Audio
      90
    • The young lion prince finds his roar on Ultra HD thanks to an outstanding Dolby Atmos soundtrack that surpasses its DTS-HD MA counterpart, offering several welcomed enhancements that make this a winner....

    • Extra
      30
    • For this Ultra HD edition of The Lion King, Disney Home Entertainment ports over the same set of bonus material as the day-and-date Blu-ray release.Audio Commentary: Director Jon Favreau rides solo through...

    • Movie
      40
    • Within a matter of a few minutes, it becomes abundantly clear The Lion King remake from director Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book, Iron Man) is ultimately nothing more than a literal repeat of Walt Disney's...

    • Total
      80
    • On the one hand, director Jon Favreau's The Lion King is a genuine marvel of digital filmmaking, sure to mesmerize audiences with the stunning realism of the CG-animated creatures on screen. However, on...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      96
    • Color reproduction across the spectrum of those used in conjunction with the film’s thematic elements look great. Whites are emboldened, detailed and bright, especially during low level transitions viewed...

    • Audio
      88
    • Early on there are occasional instances where the soundstage offers increased depth in the form of broadening the music score/classic musical numbers. During the last act there are noteworthy moments where...

    • Extra
      60
    • Disc 1: The Lion King Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: The Lion King Blu-ray • The Journey to “The Lion King” – o The Music – Go inside the studio with the cast and crew as they work to honor and elevate The Lion...

    • Movie
      50
    • We all know the story of Simba, the feisty lion cub who “just can’t wait to be king.” Unfortunately, his envious Uncle Scar has plans for his own ascent to the throne, and hatches a dastardly plot that...

    • Total
      74
    • Its unadorned story doesn’t have the appeal of the original which relegates it to the fair but, unremarkable category. It comes to Blu-ray in the Ultra HD Combo Pack from Disney featuring excellent Ultra...